NRC admits it routinely does not share reports from nuke industry with public — Including info about radiation leaks

Published: July 10th, 2011 at 12:54 pm ET


NRC, nuke industry criticized for skirting public, Associated Press, July 10, 2011:

When a nuclear watchdog group asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a study on leaks of radioactive water at the Vermont Yankee plant, it was told the NRC had seen the report but had never officially taken custody of it – so it wasn’t public. […]

An NRC spokeswoman confirmed the agency routinely sees industry reports that it does not share on its public web site. […]

h/t Anonymous tip

Published: July 10th, 2011 at 12:54 pm ET


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19 comments to NRC admits it routinely does not share reports from nuke industry with public — Including info about radiation leaks

  • Thus proving that government of the corporation, by the corporation and for the corporation has not perished from the earth, but is causing the earth itself to perish.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Well said Pu239

    • Every nuclear plant should have a government watcher at all times. These watchers should report all activity every hour on the Internet, so that the public, the government and the company can know what is going on at all times.

      We have a right to know what is happening with nuclear reactors. They are dangerous and unhealthy, especially so when they have problems.

      • Steven Steven

        What the #$@& is that link metamind? Blank page and looks like some sort of invasive probe.

        You say the right things but that link needs some explanation please.

  • Misitu

    It only gets better – the revelations that is, contrasting the content of the revelations.

    Are they on the ropes yet?

    • There is actually a much lengthier version of the AP article than the one that Enenews has linked above, which has many additional paragraphs such as:

      “The NRC also has been coming under scrutiny from critics who say it hasn’t been a tough enough regulator. In an investigative series last month, The Associated Press reported that the NRC has been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation’s aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards, or simply failing to enforce them.”

      Forbes have chopped out a huge amount of the AP article in fact, reducing the original article from around 20+ paragraphs to the four they used in their “version” of the story.

  • Granny M

    I have been routinely reading the NRC ‘events’ reporting. These are numbered in sequence and it is fascinating how many numbers are skipped or vanish once posted.
    It is also scary how many medical radiation therapy ‘events’ show up.

  • SteveMT

    The NRC no longer views itself as an agency responsible for protecting the public, its heretofore primary mission. Read the lies below before they are placed into the memory hole. The new tenet: “Secrecy is Transparency”

    The NRC Approach to Open Government

    As an independent regulatory agency that prides itself on openness, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is pleased to take an active role in President Barack Obama’s Open Government Initiative, with its focus on open, accountable, and accessible government. The NRC has a long history of, and commitment to, transparency, participation, and collaboration in our regulatory activities.

    How the NRC Protects You

    Radiation and its risks command considerable public attention. However, over many decades, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has developed a system of radiation protection that reflects the world’s improved understanding of the effects of radiation. In particular, the NRC ensures that users of radioactive materials keep radiation exposures within the agency’s specified dose limits and as low as reasonably achievable. In addition, users must obtain a license from the NRC and be inspected to ensure that they are following the agency’s regulations and safely using radioactive materials. The following links provide information regarding specific aspects of radiation protection in industrial and medical applications and at nuclear power plants:

  • tony wilson

    why would you spill the beans about a nuke plant.
    those places are sealed media free islands.
    your working close doing the governments will.
    you spill or vent some uranium your government will pick it up with sensors and call you for a private chit chat.
    as i have said when you control everything and understand that most people are selfish dumb stupid animals.
    then you do what you like.
    you ration the information to make it look like your running a free open democratic society.
    show how your keeping those naughty nuclear chaps on a tight lead.
    all the wars,all the enemies,all the lies about fighting for freedom.
    it was all a mount everest of horse shit.
    it has always been about money,gold power and land.

    “Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.” Henry Kissinger, quoted by Bob Woodward in The Final Days, 1976

  • Darth

    The CRIMINAL Elite

    The media, corporations, politicians, military and special interests lobbies who have figured out how to game the system at the expense of all the others.

    Others include those who actively help politicians get elected and those who contribute money to that end – like this obtain windfall government jobs for a few years or a term and receive a very nice pension for the rest of their lives.

  • arclight arclight

    Lolol 私は彼らがこのことについて言うだろう何だろうか?
    speech by Jacques Repussard, Director General of IRSN
    The ministerial seminar on June 7th 2011, organized under the French presidency of the G8-G20, is an opportunity for the international community to draw the first lessons of the accident at Fukushima
    Errr im no schill, don’t shoot the messenger! I didn’t mean it mista!!

  • arclight arclight

    Focus on copper corrosion
    The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has reviewed research conducted by the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) in the area of copper corrosion. The quality assurance review concludes that SKB has chosen to present only selected research data in its report.
    and heres the report
    go to page 5, last paraghraph….more deception!!

  • arclight arclight

    anyone got any better figures than these on background radiation?
    “Frequent above-ground nuclear explosions between the 1940s and 1960s scattered a substantial amount of radioactive contamination. Some of this contamination is local, rendering the immediate surroundings highly radioactive, while some of it is carried longer distances as nuclear fallout; some of this material is dispersed worldwide. The increase in background radiation due to these tests peaked in 1963 at about 0.15 mSv per year worldwide, or about 7% of average background dose from all sources. The Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963 prohibited above-ground tests, thus by the year 2000 the worldwide dose from these historical tests has decreased to only 0.005 mSv per year.”
    trying to suss something out…peace

  • arclight arclight

    Just in from nuclear news net
    France moving towards renewable energy, despite AREVA and other nuclear lobbies but don’t forget this 6 july
    France rejects compensatioin for its Pacific atomic test victims
    some more new stuff
    Fukushima workers evacuated as new earthquake strikes NE Japan
    Long Branch Center refutes any need for USA nuclear reprocessing
    and from exskf
    #Radiation in Japan: 70,800 Becquerels/kg Cesium from Burning Household Waste at Kashiwa City, Chiba

  • theypoisonus

    Howdy, I was going to put this on the comments area, but now decided to put it here also.
    While trying to stay away from this subject for a day for nervous reasons, I decidec to do one of my favorite pastimes. AKA
    Look for how the govt. screwing us now. 🙂

    So, I’m reading along about Wackenhut, Blackwater, AGNA and some other contractors they outsource to, I come across this ugly little bit of info, and since this thread is about NCR & not sharing reports/info about stuff to the public, it fits right in there.

    Seems we outsource our security of Nuke Sites also. Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. These same co.s which have been busted time and again for everything under the sun that someone should NOT do while on the job, expecially Security, the PTB @ NRC decide to hire them for this as well.

    WARNING.. some explicit pics in some.,73,221,html?ContractorID=88%20

    I don’t sleep well anyhow, I sure didn’t need to know this info.

    Sleeping while on guard
    Drinking parties w/ lewd behavior ( one link I provide above has some ‘sorted’ pics..of behavior Arab countries guarding our embassies.
    Bringing in hired prostitutes
    Eating potato chips and drinking shots of vodka from another ‘backside’

    You know the kind of frat boy stuff those ‘guys’ just get such a kick out of!! 🙂
    Reminds me of Platoon.. the Frat Boy Lt. that Berringer ordered around.. cute, Dad’s got $$, and dumber than a box of rocks, and will never grow up.

    Sleep well kiddies, we are in good hands!

  • Terranigma1 Terranigma1

    Frightening youtube video about the collapse of the west because of the 50-100 yr. effect of Fukushima radiation —

  • What is happening with Fort Calhoun and Copper Nuclear Power Plants?

    Arnie Gundersen from FairWindsAssociates ( does an incredible job keeping us up to date on nuclear issues. He reports that Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant is a problem, but not at the level of Fukushima. The plant has been shut down since April. The nuclear atoms continue to split and give off heat that must be cooled. The risks are from two sources: the possibility of the emergency service pumps not remaining operational or an upstream dam failure….

    The Cooper Nuclear Plant is potentially more concerning. It is still running, and the heat present there is 100 times greater than at Fort Calhoun. It is the same type of boiling water reactor that is at Fukushima. Mr. Gundersen feels very strongly that the plant should be shut down now, to get ahead of a potential problem and have less decayed products to generate heat. It also continues to be at risk, and an upstream dam failure would be catastrophic….